Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas present Tamed and Untamed

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 2 p.m.

Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, come together for a fabulous event as they present Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. This collection of essays explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses.

Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, "The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species, from using tools to waging war, is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals' powers."

With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures, from man's best friend to the great white shark, and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom's magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature.

 

About the authors: Researching articles, films, and her twenty-one books for adults and children, bestselling author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels, and pink dolphins in the Amazon. Her work has taken her from the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea (for a book on tree kangaroos) to the Altai Mountains of the Gobi (for another on snow leopards.) Her books for adults include The Soul of an Octopus (a National Book Award finalist), The Good Good Pig, Birdology, Spell of the Tiger, Journey of the Pink Dolphins, and Walking with the Great Apes. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, the writer Howard Mansfield, their border collie, Thurber, and their flock of free-range laying hens.

One of the most widely read authors on anthropology and animals wild and domestic, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed dogs, cats, elephants, and human animals during her half-century-long career, all of which was inspired by her lengthy trips to Africa as a young woman. Her many books include Dreaming of Lions, The Hidden Life of Dogs, The Social Lives of Dogs, The Tribe of Tiger, The Old Way, and The Hidden Life of Deer. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781603587556
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 4th, 2017

Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world's top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery.


The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451697728
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Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016

Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction

New York Times Bestseller

"Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." --New Statesman, UK

Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick


Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Humming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416569855
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Published: Free Press - February 22nd, 2011

From the author of the National Book Award Finalist The Soul of an Octopus.


The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345496096
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 17th, 2007

"Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am."
-from The Good Good Pig


The Hidden Life of Dogs Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780547416854
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Published: Mariner Books - September 10th, 2010

Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs and their desires.


The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780743426893
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Published: Pocket Books - June 1st, 2001

From the plains of Africa to her very own backyard, noted author and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas explores the world of cats, both large and small in this classic bestseller. Inspired by her own feline's instinct to hunt and supported by her studies abroad, Thomas examines the life actions, as well as the similarities and differences of these majestic creatures.


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ISBN: 9780544352995
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 4th, 2017

Considered the "lungs of the world," the Amazon provides a full fifth of the world's oxygen, and every year unsustainable human practices destroy 2.7 million acres. What can be done to help? That's where Project Piaba comes in.


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